May 2018 Archives

Students who learn in hotter classrooms perform worse on college admissions tests, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.


A new, larger study replicating Walter Mischel's landmark experiment in delayed gratification finds fewer long-term effects than previously thought.


Star Harvard economics professor Roland G. Fryer is under investigation for sexual harassment, according to a report in The Harvard Crimson.


A new report documents the impact from a 2013 round of school closings in Chicago that shuttered 49 schools.


Newly released data from the federal Condition of Education looks at access to early childhood education, alternate paths to teaching, and other issues.


A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows how access to summer activities differs for students based on their socioeconomic status.


Teenagers aren't lazy, crazy, or dumb, says a neuroscientist, who argues in a new book that understanding students' neurological development can help dispel negative myths about adolescent learning.


The rate of students getting physical punishments in K-12 school is dropping, but cases are popping up in more states, according to Education Week's latest analysis of federal data.


A new study shows just how thin the course offerings can be at some schools serving mostly students of color in comparison to the curricula at nearby, white-majority schools.


Teachers are stressed, but taking frustration out on students even a little can significantly hurt students' achievement, according to a new study.


New research suggests that video lessons result in higher levels of retention and engagement among students, compared to lectures.


A proposed change to a federal survey could limit information collection on lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered teenagers who are victims of crime.


Parent support can give students a leg up academically, but a new international study suggests backing off can boost autonomy and academic achievement in the long run.


State rules on providing education and requiring school attendance are literally all over the map, new federal data show.


Education economist Bridget Terry Long, a former chairwoman of the National Board for Education Science, has been named dean of Harvard University's graduate school of education.


Ever since the landmark "marshmallow test" highlighted the importance of early self-control in later achievement, educators have worked to find ways to build self-regulation among young children. But a new study in the journal Pediatric Research suggests boosting children's natural curiosity may be equally crucial to their long-term learning.


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